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Billie67
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Well the time has come and I won't lie, I'm a little nervous. I was 13 weeks finished on Friday and it's time for my scans. I go tomorrow at 7:00am.
I don't see my surgeon until next Friday and my rad onc until the following week so I'll have to wait at least a week to get my results....so nerve wracking!! I know right now that some are in the thick of treatment and others are just getting started on treatment either for the first time and some are having to repeat treatment or treat new areas so my concerns seem a little silly right now but I still can't help but be nervous.
That being said, just know that each night I say a prayer for all of the friends on this site.
My best to all.
Billie

Hard12Find
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Not silly at all. I think most of us can relate to " scanxiety". Prayers for a clean bill of health.....
Jim

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osmotar
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Billie,

All your feeling is normal, happens all the time to me, does the place you get your scans give you a CD and a copy of the written report. Mine does, gives me the CD when I leave, not that I can open it or even read it, but I can call a day or 2 after and get the written copy. My onco visit is always a week after the scan,and my nerves get the best of me,but I figure if there was something out of the norm she would call me prior to the scheduled visit. Blessings to you for the positive outcome ...

Linda

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nick770
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It's perfectly ok to be nervous. It's a big concern to see if you beat the beast . I got mine done on friday and get my results tomorrow, have a good test relax and try not to think of the results until next Friday
i wish you the best of everything

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Pam M
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Do you have results yet, Nick? I'm quite sure it was a long weekend for you.

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blackswampboy
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my PET is tomorrow too.
mostly, I'm not thrilled about getting shot full of radioactive glucose. but other than that, I'm ready. let's do this thing! go team! yay us!

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osmotar
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I think the worst thing for me , is the position I have to keep with my arms above my head, after awhile my left shoulder starts to hurt.

Looking for my pom-poms to cheer all the scans to NED outcome.

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Pam M
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Didn't last night. Looks great!

Neck dissection on your left side, osmotar?

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Tonsil Dad
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Blackswampboy and Billie be positive, the mind is a very
powerfull thing. If you think negative, negative things will
happen, always think positive so positive things happen.
We all get some kind of "scanxiety" just try not to stress
because theres nothing you can do about it anyway.
Having said that, prayers will be said for NED for you both.

God bless
Tonsil dad,

Dan.

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D Lewis
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Picturing clear scans and NED for the both of you tomorrow!

Deb

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phrannie51
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has me contempating how nerve wracked will I be when I go? Because my chemo lasted another 2 1/2 months past my rads, my scans aren't going to happen unitl the end of November (3 months after the last treatment)...they are far enough away, I don't feel any stress now...but when I know you guys are getting yours, I feel that feeling come up in me that says "make it all gone, make it NED...nobody derserves to go thru this again"....we feel each others fears and pain....

Your scan will be just fine, Billie...I can feel it....I'm just sorry you have to wait to week to find that out yourself.

p

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Skiffin16
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You have a number of us here pulling for you, and offering comfort.

More than likely all will go well, at most a little residual which isn't that uncommon for first scans.

Thoughts and prayers you both will be with the fortunate that have clean scans up front.

Best,
John

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fisrpotpe
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good luck with the scan, believe that your scan will be confirmation that your cancer free and you will be

john

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Tim6003
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Oh so normal..and in all honesty each time you go for that scan for some time it will be nerve-racking ..par for the course...

..but when you get that NED ...just think how GREAT that feeling will be...

Best,

Tim

As usual (and all are probably tired of me saying it) but I whispered a prayer for you both to be NED just before I hit the post button! :)

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CivilMatt
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Hi Billie,

You have been doing so well I expect nothing other than a clean scan.

Best,

Matt

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Billie67
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This is why I love this place so much, you all are so kind. I appreciate all of your encouragement and advice. I know blackswampboy and I will be just fine thanks to you all. I just hope it's not a long week :-)
Thanks again everyone!
Billie

KareGiver
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Best to you!

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osmotar
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Good luck...at this time of the morning in AZ your probably already at your appointment...just thinking of you , sending good light and blessings your way.

Linda

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hwt
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Good thoughts and prayers for you from St Louis

ditto1
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Praying for you and Bswampboy NEDs for now and forever. Yes as P51 said its the belief that ok we had cancer and we fought the fight took our licks and now its time to know it was worthwhile and we beat the cancer and we are now NED. I told Diane the other day (note she is a breast cancer survivor so she gets it) that I am more anxious about my scan on Oct 3rd than I was when I was dx with cancer for these very reasons. Getting cancer sucked, but after 6 months of the trips to the Doctors, Chemos, RADS being sick and just the basic changes it does to a family somehow it will all have been worth it if we could just hear those 3 sweetest letters NED. So I pray we all get that news. Keep us updated and you will be fine.

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Pam M
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Scan's over - now for the horrible waiting for the results. Hope you're in the minority, and you already have happy news.

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Billie67
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I'm back home now and avoiding my kids and my furry little guy, he can't figure it out poor guy. Anyway, they told me the results should be to my dr within 24-48 hours. It would sure be nice if when my dr gets them he'd call me instead of making me wait until Friday but I sorta doubt that is going to happen. Thanks again everyone for your kind words. Blackswampboy, how'd your test go?
Billie

Barbara B
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My husband simply could not wait for one week to get his results so we went to the hospital to pick up a copy of the report written by the radiologist. I think he was so nervous about the results that he preferred to read them in private. Thankfully they were good.

We are keeping positive thoughts for everyone!
Barbara

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